ERIC Number: ED394214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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Reclaiming Educational Administration as a Caring Profession. Critical issues in Educational Leadership Series.
Beck, Lynn G.
This book demonstrates the centrality of caring in educational administration. As a conceptual framework that emphasizes personal development and the cultivation of community, an ethic of caring can be used to improve academic performance, combat social problems, and rethink organizational strategies. Chapter 1 draws from scholarship in a number of disciplines to clarify the meaning of a "caring ethic." Chapters 2 and 3 focus on justifying the inclusion of a caring ethic in administration. Following Frankena (1973) and Strike, Haller, and Soltis (1988), chapter 2 begins with nonconsequentialist or deontological arguments for caring in education. Consequentialist teleological arguments are presented in the third chapter. Chapters 4-6 discuss the changes that must occur if the transformative ethics of caring, concern, and compassionate justice are to become realities in education. Chapters 5 and 6 explore changes that need to occur in administrator practice and preparation and discuss policies and practices that demonstrate the ways in which a caring ethic can help to transform education. Concluding thoughts address the urgent need for caring in schools. An index is included. (Contains 409 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Child Welfare, Educational Administration, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Moral Values, Organizational Development, Social Action
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 (clothbound: ISBN-0-8077-3314-8; paperback: ISBN-0-8077-3313-X).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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